You don't need to have tickets to Basel or the Fiac to get stuck into social openings. Right between the rue de Bretagne and the Center Pompidou , the Haut-Marais appears as the privileged scene for fashionistas, editors, business girls, curators and socialites. Understand: the perfect place to see and be seen by the people who matter, with secret and highly stylish galleries that make and break the reputation of the artists of tomorrow. A short tour of the five exhibitions in the galleries of the 3rd district not to be missed before going on vacation.
The place: a true size in the art market, this sublime gallery nestled in rue Braque, in an 18th century private mansion on several floors, represents more than confirmed international artists. The must ? The refined setting with designer armchairs and a small bookstore at the entrance to shop for the latest arty books to proudly display on your side table.
Who do we meet? Directors of contemporary art museums like the Center Pompidou and all the Italian elite gathered in Paris. On the evening of the openings, it almost feels like the Milan Triennale.
To see at the moment: the whimsical installations of Anna Franceschini , who already presents some works in the permanent collections of the Pompidou and the MAM in Paris. An ultimately intellectual work that begins a reflection on architectural space and borders on the limit between art and fashion with a star accessory: the glove. The object invites itself into the Salotto cattivo (the naughty living room) in a moving installation to tickle the support. A staging of surreal objects in the manner of an Elsa Schiaparelli 2.0., whose XL gloves and accessories designed by Dalí are currently exhibited at MAD.
The place: an old Ali Baba 's cave-style grocery store with paving on the floor like in the canteen and a mishmash of oriental products on the shelves where a few works are hidden. Designed by the historic Italian Gallery of San Giminiano, the gallery has been a temple of cool since it opened last year. The promise ? An immersion in the Parisian address of the Galleria Continua which exalts popular Paris in a highly unusual decor with a patchwork of works by legendary artists such as Daniel Buren or Anish Kapoor .
Who do we meet? A bit of “pipole”, a bit of branchouilles and a lot of students who dream of being the future Jeff Koons.
To see at the moment: the sculptural installations in motion by the Italian artist Arcangelo Sassolino who brilliantly distorts the spatio-temporal dimension, but also the popular Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova whose work has just been presented at the Biennale of Venice. She uses textile mediums such as embroidery and rough stone for her striking works aimed at denouncing the violence of the ongoing war.
Galleria Continua , 87 rue du Temple, Paris 3rd. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. FREE ENTRANCE.
Massimo de Carlo
The place: the height of cool. 1 + 1 = 1, an XL showcase containing the only work in the exhibition in a “ unique room ”. Simple.
Who do we meet? Stylists, designers and even Michèle Lamy , wife and muse of Rick Owens , who never misses an opening on rue de Turenne. The must ? Exhibitions visible H24 and accessible to all from the showcase designed by the great maestro Cy Trombly .
To see at the moment: What You See Is What You Get , an express exhibition presented simultaneously between Milan and Paris where five artists follow each other each week throughout the month of July. The pitch? Redefining abstract art via five different canvas mediums and symbols. For this, the artists draw whahou color palettes like Lily Stockman and her hyper graphic compositions.
Unique piece - Massimo de Carlo , 57, rue de Turenne, Paris 3rd. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. FREE ENTRANCE.
The place: an essential address opened just in time before the Covid rue Vieille du Temple, in the former headquarters of the art dealer Yvon Lambert , only heavy. You only come across beautiful people in this pretty setting with its romantic 19th century glass-roofed forecourt.
With a foothold in New York, Hong Kong, London and now Paris, David Swirner has a portfolio of amazing artists to his credit, such as the legendary Paul Klee and Richard Serra .
Who do we meet? Big buyers from New York to Moscow, an upscale but not bling clientele.
To see now: Eternity , the powerful exhibition by Luc Tuymans , who signs his sixteenth collaboration with the gallery. To see: colorful figurative paintings, with motifs firmly rooted in reality and the predominance of the theme of the Second World War, very much in tune with the news of the moment with paintings of a society in disarray.
David Zwirner , 108 rue Vieille du Temple, Paris 3rd. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. FREE ENTRANCE.
The place: a brand that celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and represents more than thirty artists of international stature. Gigantic, the gallery offers itself two spaces in the middle of the Marais co-directed by Chantal Crouzel herself with her beloved son Niklas Svennung .
Who do we meet? Each opening resembles a Martin Margiela fashion show , with its share of stylish collectors and friends of the house.
To see at the moment: the personal exhibition of the Swiss Fabrice Gygi which takes us into the alternative movements of the 90s with bright canvases in frank colors: bright yellows, greens, reds or blacks applied with a single stroke of paint in superposition and forming the elementary lines of a star or a grid. An ode to the grunge era and works related to the ultra-radical politics he claims to be, to discover urgently this summer.
Chantale Crouzel , 10 rue Charlot, Paris 3rd. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. FREE ENTRANCE.